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Playing with audio.
Sounding out technology.
Composing in code.

Soloist at the Church of Modular Synthesis

A 7-minute piece by R. Beny

“Marine Derelict”by R. Beny comes with a fairly long list of hashtags that express its technological origin as a mix of synthesizer parts. What it sounds like is a church organist on the rare day when the pews are empty, the building is otherwise vacated, and he can just play what he wants to play — ethereal, aching, blissful.

Track originally posted at soundcloud.com/rbeny/marine-derelict. More from R Beny, who is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, at this excellent YouTube account, which includes a lot of live performance pieces, such as this following “experimental / textural”segment featuring the Ciat-Lonbarde Sidrax Organ (that’s the wooden instrument visible in the video’s upper left corner):

By Marc Weidenbaum

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